But the Holy Spirit mediates harmony

Romans 14:10-20 Why do you condemn another believer? . . . Each of us will give a personal account to God. So let’s stop condemning each other . . . For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. . . Let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up. Don’t tear apart the work of God.

Romans 12:18 Do all you can to live in peace with everyone.

These words of Paul’s to the Romans almost two thousand years ago, could well have been crafted for us today. I’m asking myself, Am I doing all I can to live in peace? What further actions can I take?

Yesterday I listened to a Braver Angels podcast with Kirsten Powers. She offered many practical tips for grounding ourselves, setting healthy boundaries, and living in grace rather than contempt, anxiety, or anger. She also discusses what grace is not. It’s worth a listen!

Thinking of you who read this blog with thankfulness and love.